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Communications Support Worker


Communication Support Worker – Deaf Pupil Provision

Surrey Grade 5

Salary range £16,386 - £18,060 (Actual) £21,943 - £24,184 (FTE)

(31.25 hours per week), term-time plus 5 inset days


We are looking to recruit a full time, highly motivated and outstanding Communication Support Worker to support our Deaf pupils. This is a key role within the school for someone who really wants to make a difference to our young people in a safe, respectful, learning environment. We are looking for a new member of staff to join our team in 2022. 


The Deaf Pupil Provision (DPP) is a key area of the school, and the successful candidate will be instrumental in supporting a creative and modern curriculum that fulfils and challenges the needs and aspirations of our young people. At the DPP we offer a Total Communication approach, meaning that we support the pupils using the correct communication mode and language to match their needs, this may be through BSL or SSE depending of the needs of the pupil.


We welcome applicants from a Primary or Secondary background.


The ideal candidate will: -

  • Hold a Level 3 qualification in BSL, or be a native BSL user with equivalent proficiency
  • Be a person who thrives in a fun, yet challenging environment
  • Have a passion for building strong relationships with young people through restorative working.
  • Be someone who is resilient and approachable
  • Be a good communicator who is able to inspire and motivate pupils but also who can remain calm under pressure and have a sense of humour


In return, we can offer you: -

  • A school community with a creative approach to working with young people
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development
  • A friendly and supportive staff team, dedicated to improving pupil outcomes and life chances
  • A Senior Leadership Team that encourages team working, innovation and staff encouraged to use solution-based thinking


The pupils, staff and Governors warmly invite you to visit us and see the ‘Southcote Community” in action. We are sure you will experience our friendly, relaxed atmosphere and get a taste of how rewarding your work will be.


The deadline for applications is Monday 31st January 2022.


To apply, please visit our website where you will find the job description and application form.  Completed Application Forms should be emailed to  


Philip Southcote School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  This position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references in line with our Safer Recruitment checks.

Just a gentle reminder. If your child is suffering from any Covid symptoms you will need to keep them at home, arrange a PCR test at your earliest convenience and contact the school for advice.